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Douglass CasselDouglass Cassel

Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
(JD Harvard University, 1972)
301-A Law School
(574) 631-7895

Geographic Focus: Latin America (El Salvador)

Thematic interests: International human rights, international criminal law and international humanitarian law.

Research Interest: Strengthen the Inter-American system for protection of human rights; ensuring respect for human rights in counterterrorism programs.

Recent publications:

  • “Defending Human Rights in the ‘War’ Against Terror,” in Regent Journal of International Law 4, 2 (2006)

  •  “Equal Labor Rights for Undocumented Migrant Workers,” inAnne Bayefsky, ed., Human Rights and Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrant Workers: Essays in Honor of Joan Fitzpatrick and Arthur Helton (2006)

  • “The Expanding Scope and Impact of Reparations Awarded by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights,” in M. Bossuyt, P. Lemmens, K. De Feyter, and S. Parmentier, eds., Out of the Ashes: Reparations for Gross Violations of Human Rights (2006)

  • “NATO In Kosovo: A Reply to Jurgen Habermas,” in Danny Postel, ed., Debating Kosovo: Contending Perspectives on the Left (2005)

Curriculum Vitae




Ford Program

Varieties of Democracy

Latin American/North America Church Concerns

Notre Dame Award

Kellogg Faculty Fellows

Visiting Fellows Program

Faculty Research

Working Groups

Undergraduate Student Programs

Graduate Student Programs

International Development Studies Minor

Latin American Studies Minor

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Working Papers

K-12 Resources

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